Thelma Gillis


First woman and first non-law school grad assistant chief of the municipal court clerks of the City of Newark. Named in 1971, deputy municipal court clerk in 1965. She was the sister of Dr. E. Alma Flagg. She lived in Newark from 1926 until her death. She retired from the courts in 1983.


“1st woman top clerk court aide saw courts turn to super busy” Afro American Feb 19, 1972

“Thelma Gillis”, Star Ledger, Oct 30, 2003